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Cheating with Fall Flower bulbs!

As most of you probably already know, most fall planted bulbs require 10-17 weeks of  chilling (temperatures consistently below 55 degrees F) in order to grow and bloom correctly in the spring.  In the USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8, they will … Continue reading

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Spring Blooming Groundcover Bulbs

Anemones, Crocus, Muscari, Scilla, Chionodoxa and Galanthus!  These all produce great mini flowers that make them perfectly suited for planting under or in front of tulips, daffodils, shrubs or along a woodland border. They all grow just 3″ to 12″ … Continue reading

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The Bulb Lasagna Creation was a success!

So last fall, I wrote about different Creative ways to plant bulbs and then I experimented with the “Lasagna planting“.  Now that spring is ending here in SE Wisconsin, I will post my photos and comments on the ‘Lasagna’ progression. … Continue reading

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Planting for Butterflies

Who doesn’t like butterflies?   They flitter and float around in the air,  and their gracefulness mesmerizes us.  They have beautiful coloring and markings to tantalize your eyes.   They don’t bite (making it the only bug I like). These interesting bugs … Continue reading

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Enjoying the mild temps!

It seems this year us Northerners get a little break from the long cold winter.  I and most people I know have been VERY thankful!  Winter is normally just too long here in Wisconsin and the rest of the Northern … Continue reading

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Forcing Flower Bulbs

There are so many people who really miss out on Spring blooming bulbs! (Those in zone 8 or warmer).  Then there are people like me who long for winter to be over and want flowers all the time.  So, forcing … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Plant your Flower Bulbs

I have planted thousands of flower bulbs over the last 15 years – I have read about some unique ways to plant them a little differently for a few years now, but there are two techniques that I haven’t ever … Continue reading

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Muscari a.k.a. Grape Hyacinth

A great flower bulb addition to any garden – a must have! Muscari is a short flower that is very easy to grow which typically blooms in the early to late spring depending on the species. Their lovely blooms range … Continue reading

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Rodent and Deer Resistant Bulbs

I have 3 acres of land (1.5 acres of wetland), many flower beds, a large fruit and vegetable garden, but only have to deal with insect and water problems.  When we first moved to this property 10 years ago (from … Continue reading

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More Spring blooms…

Last night, (after church, daughters soccer game 1 hr away, and and dinner with my parents), I was able to come home and walk around the yard and see what’s changing. I pulled a few dandelions for my rabbits, and … Continue reading

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